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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Jay Carney
White House Press Secretary
CSPAN 06/11/2013
Reporter: Senator Wyden said of the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, that he quote, “didn't give straight answers on the N.S.A. surveillance” during a hearing that took place in March. The President has called for open and honest debate. I think Wyden said specifically that the American people have the right to expect straight answers from intelligence leadership to questions asked by the representatives. Is the President satisfied that the American people are getting straight answers from their leadership when it comes to American intelligence? Carney: Well he certainly believes that Director Clapper has been straight and direct and the answers that he’s given and has actively engaged in an effort to provide more information about the programs that have been revealed through the leak of classified information. Reporter: Even James Clapper said that it was the least untruthful statement. He acknowledged that it wasn’t
Jay Carney
White House Press Secretary
CSPAN 06/11/2013
Carney: Well I'm not sure which statement you’re talking about. Reporter: The statement I was referring to in the March hearing where he was asked specifically whether all, I have the direct language, “Does the U.S. collects any type of data of all of the millions of Americans,” and he said the answer to that was “No” and he sort of amended it but in the conversation with Andrea Mitchell this weekend he said it was the “least untruthful answer” he could have given. Carney: Well, I think Director Clapper has in the last week, has demonstrated and has been aggressive in providing as much information as possible to the American people, to the press about these very sensitive and very important programs that are authorized by Congress under section 702 and section 215 of the Patriot Act, a public statute. A much debated public statute that has been passed into law and re-authorized I believe three times by Congress with bipartisan majorities. And I would point you to the statements
Jay Carney
White House Press Secretary
CSPAN 06/11/2013
Carney continued: by Congress with bipartisan majorities. And I would point you to the statements and documents that have been put out by the ODNI that demonstrate the effort that he has undertaken to provide significant amount of information on these programs given the revelations that we have seen.
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